(Topic ID: 63404)

Broken screw - how to remove?


By SilverUnicorn

6 years ago



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  • Latest reply 6 years ago by yfz450
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#1 6 years ago

Ugh.

So I am in the midst of a Monopoly restoration. Had disassembled the Bank assembly. When putting it back together, the screw that goes in the top of the assembly into the rid for the door snapped

I know there are screw extractor kits, but so they go that small?

Not sure how else to remove the threads, and of course nobody has bank doors in stock.

Thank in advance!

Chris

#3 6 years ago

well what do you know, LOL

I was hoping for the $24 version that Marco had, but in a last resort I guess I can do this.
I had ordered 2 from Marco, then all of a sudden they were "out of stock"

Thanks.
Chris

#4 6 years ago

Provide a picture of the part with the broken screw, and hopefully someone will have an idea.

I don't know Monopoly intimately, so I can't advise until I see the part.

#5 6 years ago

Will do when I get home John.

Thanks!
Chris

#6 6 years ago

have you tried yelling at it. thats what i do when i break a screw off.

#7 6 years ago
Quoted from barakandl:

have you tried yelling at it. thats what i do when i break a screw off.

Hey, if you were in David Lynch's version of Dune that might work.

#8 6 years ago
Quoted from barakandl:

have you tried yelling at it. thats what i do when i break a screw off.

Quoted from Aurich:

Hey, if you were in David Lynch's version of Dune that might work.

Hmmm, not yet. I will have to give that a try!

LOL

Chris

#9 6 years ago

Here are some pics of the situation. Not "The Situation" from the Jersey Shore, the situation with the broken screw

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#10 6 years ago
Quoted from SilverUnicorn:

the situation with the broken screw

It's called drill and tap.

LTG : )

#11 6 years ago

I agree. Drill bit just smaller than screw and go slow and wish for best

#12 6 years ago

You better have a dang good drill press to drill that out for taping. Aint gonna do that with a hand drill. Know anyone with a machine shop?

#13 6 years ago

What's it fastened to underneath the playfield? I've had problems where I've just ended up tearing out the t-nut underneath to get it out before.

#14 6 years ago

Tap and Die.

I had a bolt like this sheer off on SG kickback flag piece. Drilled it rethreaded it and put in a new screw no need for parts just the proper tools.

#15 6 years ago

Use a Dremel to cut a horizontal notch across it, then try using a flat head after WD40'ing it.

#16 6 years ago

Left handed drill bit will get that right out. Once it bites into the screw it will spin it right out.

#17 6 years ago
Quoted from MustangPaul:

You better have a dang good drill press to drill that out for taping. Aint gonna do that with a hand drill. Know anyone with a machine shop?

I was thinking it would not be that easy I don't know anyone at a shop now. Wish I still worked at the machine shop, LOL

Quoted from benheck:

Use a Dremel to cut a horizontal notch across it, then try using a flat head after WD40'ing it.

That's not a bad idea. HOLY CRAP Ben Heck replied to a post I made!!! I'm not worthy!

Quoted from yfz450:

Left handed drill bit will get that right out. Once it bites into the screw it will spin it right out.

I didn't know they made such a thing, I will look into this as well.

Thanks everyone for the ideas. Hope to get this worked out soon.

Chris

#18 6 years ago

Chris I work in Allentown. If you want I can meet you. I will remove it for you in our machine shop.

Joe

#19 6 years ago
Quoted from yfz450:

Chris I work in Allentown. If you want I can meet you. I will remove it for you in our machine shop.
Joe

Oh wow. PM sent! thanks!

Chris

#20 6 years ago

Center drill,drill then re-tap if required.

#21 6 years ago

amazon.com link »

That little extractor kit works like a charm.
In my job, screws get twisted off all the time. This is my go-to tool for removal.
Or you can re-drill and re-tap.

#22 6 years ago

Well, I have to say a HUGE thank you to yfz450. He removed the screw for me this morning, and I will be picking up the part at lunch today.

He is the epitome of a good guy! Turns out he works right across the street from me too!

Thank you for all the suggestions. Fanatic - I might pick up a set of those for the next time

Thanks again, and again, a HUGE thanks to yfz450!!!!

Chris

#23 6 years ago
Quoted from benheck:

Use a Dremel to cut a horizontal notch across it, then try using a flat head after WD40'ing it.

I've tried this twice. Worked one time great. Next time, not so much.

#24 6 years ago

My pleasure. Glad I could help.

Joe

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